December 1955

Growth and Development of Children.

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By Ernest H. Watson and George H. Lowry. Price, $7. Pp. 296, with 70 illustrations. Year Book Publishers, Inc., 200 E. Illinois St., Chicago 11, 1954.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;90(6):759-760. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.04030010761021

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The subject of growth and development in recent years has become basic to students of pediatrics. It has become of paramount importance to those candidates preparing for American Board of Pediatrics and other examinations. Surely a fundamental knowledge of the processes of development and growth is essential before an understanding of the abnormal can be appreciated. To this end there are several good books available which cover the subject, and the present volume here discussed is one of the best of these. An index of its reception by students and their preceptors lies in the fact that a new edition has been required within three years of the publication of the first one.

In comparing the original with the new edition, the word "reprinting" would be more apropos. There has been added a new chapter on "Facial Growth and Dentition," of 20 pages, which was previously covered in 3 pages

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